Re: Mt 26:15

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Mar 25 1999 - 14:11:39 EST

At 12:55 PM -0500 3/25/99, Jim West wrote:
>are we to make anything of the fact that Judas does not "haggle" over the
>price for the betrayal of Jesus? Does this, in fact, show that money was not
>the motivating factor? Or is the story simply being told with a minimum of

I think one could speculate about this, but (a) I don't think that the
Greek text provides us any justification for speculating any one way rather
than another, and (b) I am inclined to think that any careful author (and I
think Mt is a careful author) tells us no more and no less than he wants us
to take into consideration.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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